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Dia Mundial de los Humedales

Events 02/02/2014
Summary
(English) World Wetlands Day takes place on 2 February, under the slogan ’Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth’. This year being the UN International Year of Family Farming, Wetlands Day places an emphasis on the need for the wetland, water and agricultural sectors to work together for the best shared outcomes.
 

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World Wetlands Day takes place on 2 February, under the slogan ’Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth’. This year being the UN International Year of Family Farming, Wetlands Day places an emphasis on the need for the wetland, water and agricultural sectors to work together for the best shared outcomes.

“Wetlands are often seen as a barrier to agriculture and they continue to be drained and reclaimed to make farming land available. As Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention explains, in some regions “more than half our wetlands have been lost…these are not just places to swim, to sunbathe, to enjoy nature”. The importance of these places is often understated and their inter-linkages with agriculture demonstrate an obvious human impact, where they provide reliable sources of water and fertile soil as well as “the water we drink!”

Support World Wetlands Day through the variety of information materials available. Posters, leaflets, comics, educational packs and a leaflet explaining good practice from around the world have been produced, so please get involved!

From 27 January to 9 February 2014 you can also take part in a Video Competition. Ramsar invites you to share your videos showing successful interactions between agriculture and wetlands or showing a glimpse of how your World Wetlands Day events and activities are raising awareness about wetlands.

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